If we could travel back in time to Atlanta in 1864 it would be hard to realize we were in the same city with or without Sherman’s efforts to destroy the city.
Here are a few images of Atlanta’s train depot and State Square....you can click on each image to isolate it and make it a little bigger:
|This is the depot before Sherman ordered it destroyed. Source: http://www.old-picture.com/civil-war/Atlanta-Railroad-Georgia-nearer.htm|
|This picture is part of the Federal encampment that took possession of State Square near the depot. The large building in the middle is Atlanta's City Hall Source: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/es/ga/es_ga_atlanta_1_e.html|
|A view of the rail yard Source: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/02/madness-genius-shermans-ruthless-march/|
|The depot as it appeared after November, 1864 Source: http://www.civilwar.org/150th-anniversary/the-gathering-storm-2.html|
|Another image of the depot and some of the rail yard Source: http://www.shorpy.com/node/6484|
|Some of the buildings surrounding State Square including hotels and stores Source: http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/CivilWar/sep164.htm|
|Another view of the rail yard and the destroyed depot Source: http://www.shorpy.com/node/10236|
|Some of the buildings on State Square including the Atlanta Intelligencer office.....a newspaper. Source: http://atmo4.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/02/the-civil-war-part-1-the-places/100241/|
|More of the Federal tents on State Square. The building on the left is the Trout House Hotel while the building on the right is the Masonic Hall Source: http://irapl.altervista.org/nit/viewpics.php?title=%5BAtlanta,+Ga.+Railroad+depot;+a+nearer+view%5D|
For more information regarding Atlanta’s train depot and State Square head to this article.